Dr. Holm is Section Head of Hyperbaric Medicine and Medical Director at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He earned his medical degree in 1985 from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He completed his residency in 1989 in the combined Emergency Medicine & Internal Medicine Program at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Holm served as Chief Resident for that program.
He maintains active Board Certifications in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine as well as Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Dr. Holm has practiced Emergency Medicine since 1989 but since 1997 has worked most of his clinical time in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care. He has been on the Executive Committee with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and remains active with society educational/scientific programs.
Dr. Holm was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is an avid SCUBA diver. He became a certified SCUBA diver at age 13 in 1969. He worked in dive shops since he was 16 years old and became a NAUI and PADI SCUBA Instructor in 1978. He taught diving at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He also was a SCUBA Instructor and Manager of a dive operation in Grand Cayman, BWI, from 1979 to 1981. He is also certified in Nitrox and Semi-closed Rebreathers. He enjoys underwater photography and videography.